Autumn Colors and Ribbon Challenge with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Good morning Paper Peeps. It’s a busy busy morning. Our first day back to school!   I’m happy to say it went very smoothly yay : )  It’s great timing for the new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The theme is Autumn Colors and Ribbon.  Annnnnnddddd I got to use my new favorite ribbon that Bonnie just brought in so double win for me : )

IMG_3857Isn’t that plaid ribbon just toooo delicious???? I added a big poofy bow and topped it off with a pretty little seasonal flower whose name I do not know lol…but it matched! The images and paper came from my Thanksgiving Creativity Kit.

Now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project with Autumn Colors and Ribbon and link up to play along! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challege #15 Halloween House


Good morning out there to all you Paper Peeps! It’s another great challenge starting at CHACB this morning.

Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. “Dig” out those flowers and use them on your project!
For my project I made a Boo-ti-ful Halloween House.


 IMG_3873IMG_3875IMG_3877This little house was so much fun to make. I used vintage images from our sponsors Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Secrets.  I happened to find the little dimensional frame just this week….so I took the image out of it and replaced it with the little kiddos all dressed for trick or treating. I layered it over patterned papers(all from the scrap and salvage box) and the bingo card and orange tickets also from our sponsor. I added big poofy bows and flowers as well to finish the front and a glittery spider web for the sides. Can’t wait to add this to our holiday decor!

10622805_10204848463399190_4617774225919649145_n10150584_10204840276194515_4262255305658209006_nThere are two great prizes offered for this challenge! So get your craft on and create a great project with all the pretty flowers and link up your project with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to play along! How great are these prizes?????? We have very generous sponsors!!!!

I encourage you to visit the other fabulous Designers to check out their projects….so awesome….such an amazing amount of creativity!!!

Donna  –


Gloria  –

Karen  –



Debbie  –

Jan Marie


Okay…that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Halloween Tag Book in a Box Class and Kit


Hey there Paper Peeps! Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend so far.  I’m just dropping in to share the fun project we will be creating in class this week. It’s a vintagy inspired Halloween Tag Book in a Box.  I loaded it up with layers of patterned papers, vintagy holiday images, and super fun and festive embellishments.

IMG_3879Isn’t it spooktacular? I really had so much fun adding these embellishments! The box will be a great addition to seasonal decor…and family and friends can enjoy viewing the pictures and memories.

IMG_3880I’ve chosen really yummy ribbons to make scrumptious bows. All different…but coordinated.

IMG_3881Isn’t that the cutest little guy?

IMG_3882IMG_3883The backs of the tags all have pumpkin colored cardstock embossed with a spiderweb pattern!

Tuesday Night Peep Vicky wanted to work on Halloween projects and Peep Bobbie wanted vintage and cute. I think this will make them both happy : ) There are a few kits available: Halloween Tag Book in a Box. Will begin shipping Sept 6th.

Okay Peeps that’s all for me. I hope you enjoy your holiday. I’ll be spending mine taking and processing elebenty hundred pics. My hubby got me a remote for my camera so my day will be a whole lot better.   I’m hoping to kick this sinus headache soon…ahhhh Michigan weather strikes again. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lot’s of time to be creative : ) G

Thanksgiving Creativity Kits


Hey there Paper Peeps. I got lots of requests to offer our Thanksgiving  Creativity Kits early this year so you can get your craft on and get a jump on your holiday projects. I’m only too happy to oblige : )

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IMG_3856The kit is chock full of patterned papers, vintage images and pre-tied satin bows.  I’ve created some really festive holiday cards with warm rich colors and vintage Thanksgiving images. Use this kit to create cards, tags, banners or labels for homemade treats to show people how thankful you are for them : )

IMG_3853Hop on over to the Etsy shop to get a detailed list of all the yummy little paper pretties in the Thanksgiving Creativity Kit.

Okay that’s all for me. Looking forward to Friday Funday with my crafty Peeps. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Christmas Card with Instagram Tip and Graphic 45


Well hello there Peeps!  I’m excited to share my project today  because it’s  a project from Graphic 45. They asked us to share a tip that could be explained easily in an Instagram pic.   The tip I’m sharing is actually something I use every single day at the shop. When I’m creating cards…..I keep a stack of masks made from manilla folders with the dimensions of the card cut from the middle. I make 6 1/2 x 5 inch cards….

Instagram Tip 2The mask blocks out all the surrounding patterns and shows you what the papers would look like in the finished card size. That way you can move the papers and images around until you get an arrangement you like before you even begin cutting the paper.  I use these so often I have quite a few. My shop masks all had doodles and phone numbers written on them….one had a coffee cup ring and glitter yikes!  I made a new one just for this pic!

Instagram Tip 1You can see how much easier it is to visualize the finished card when you can un-see the surrounding pattern.

Here is the finished card I created using the mask.

Instagram Tip 3I used The Twelve Days of Christmas from Graphic 45.

Instagram Tip 5I painted and inked a little chipboard frame and layered on lots of fussy cut images and vintage buttons.

Instagram Tip 4More fussy cut images here with festive jingle bells, a glittery star, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, and scrolly chipboard shapes painted to match the frame.

Once you try this tip I know you’ll be making your own stack of masks. Have them in every size of card you create…just don’t set your coffee cup on them lol.

Here’s a list of paper pretties I used to create this card:

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Drummers Drumming

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas ~Holly and Ivy

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Golden Rings

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Swans a Swimming

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas ~ My Turtle Dove

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Banners

Black Cardstock

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink

Chipboard Frame

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Glitter Star

Painted Jingle Bells

Vintage Buttons

Chalkboard Sticker

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Happy Anniversary Beer Carton


Hey there Peeps. I’m dropping in to share a project that is very different for me. It’s not a card…..not a book…not a shadow box.  It’s beer. Yes you heard me right. A 6 pack of bottles of my Hubbies favorite craft beer. Are you asking yourself if Ginny has finally lost it? Well maybe lol…but the beer gifty is for my Hubby for our anniversary. 21 years…how time flies.  I wanted to to make it a little more special so I used my Good Ol’ Sport papers to dress up the carton.

Anniversary Gift 1It just so happened that the carton was mostly black…so I decided to take advantage of that and use it as a border. This saved me from trying to wrap the corners around a not so square package.

Anniversary Gift 2I finished the carton on all sides.  I thought it might be put into use as a pen holder when the drinkies are gone. Or maybe it could hold all those little weirdo cords we need to plug the devices into the computer?  The carton had est 1997 on it and I thought that was a fun little detail….also I didn’t want to measure and cut that odd angle at the top.

Anniversary Gift 3I added a fair few foam spacers…..the dimension helps to bring out the layers.

Anniversary Gift 4I liked the idea of an all sport theme….so I added them all lol.

Anniversary Gift 5Covering the top was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be….I really wanted to cover the cardboard carton on the inside too so it would have a finished look inside and out.  Just for fun I added some tickets to the bottles.   I think my hubby would encourage me to do a tutorial on this project…especially if it gets him more fancy beer lol.

Supplies List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Play Ball

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Touchdown

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Number 1 Fan

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Good Ol’ Sport

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Good Ol’ Sport Stickers

Seems like a long time since I’ve made a project that didn’t have bows and flowers right?  I’m showing my sportier side lol.

Okay that’s all for me except to wish Kenny a very happy Anniversary. I hope you have a fabulous day at work. I’ll be with the Teen Peeps getting all the back to school stuff settled..then off to tennis and maybe a  lunch date with Jonathan and his best friend Dylan( my other kid from another Mother lol) I’m also wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Tea and Cookie Gift Holder Tutorial


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’m dropping in to share a fun little project you can make with 1 sheet of paper, a ruler, and bits and pieces from your scrap and salvage box. And of course some super scrumptious ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s a very easy tutorial….and you’ll be making these for every occasion!
First a sneak peek of the finished project:

IMG_3822Okay…now for the tutorial:

IMG_3818You’ll need an 8″ x 8″ square of patterned cardstock. Make sure you pick a sheet that you like both sides of as you can see them when you fold it up.   This looks like a bit of an difficult measuring process…but it’s really too easy.  On the top left corner measure in 2 3/4 inches and make a small tic with a pencil. Turn the page 1/4 turn to the left and measure in 5 1/4 inch and make another tic. Connect the tic with a ruler and fold on that line. Now turn the page 1/4 turn again and measure in 2 3/4 inches and make a tic. Turn the page 1/4 turn again and mark at the 5 1/4 inch. Connect the dots with the ruler and fold on that line. Now you have the outside folds all ready.  Now measure in 1 inch from the right side. Turn the page 1/4  turn and measure in 1 inch from the left. In the opposite corner do the same. With your ruler fold up on the lines creating a strip diagonally down the middle. Now you get to fold!

IMG_3819Fold down from the top.

IMG_3820Fold up from the bottom.

IMG_3821Now fold in from the sides. The white strip in the back is only there to show the shape of it folded.

IMG_3822One more look at the front.

IMG_3823That lovely ribbon I used is Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon…heavily inked for an extra shabby antique look.

IMG_3824 I added some tea bags to the pockets of mine. But sadly there were no cookies to go with the tea : (


See there’s plenty of room for a little bag of cookies. If I had any…which I don’t….I would hope they would be my favorite snickerdoodle or oatmeal cream.  Just sayin : )

I’ll be making up a big pile of these with hot chocolate, little candy canes and cookies…..wouldn’t that make the nicest little gifty?

Okay that’s all for me..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )